Friday, November 04, 2005

Wandering around Weston Super Mare (my new local seaside dive), I came across this poster for the Panto Season.

Guess which bit of this poster I love the most?

Yes, that's right. There's something about ageing, badly made-up drag queens that says "It's Nearly Christmas!"

I love collecting pictures of panto/cabaret drag queens (but only if they're over 50 and pulling some sort of contorted smile). That picture is absolutely perfect. The DQ face on the left is the best I think (although the over-applied fake tan on the DQ on the right also scores highly).

The poster is from Jimmy Cricket's personal website. Jimmy is an entertainer who specialises in being an "Irish Idiot". His catch-phrase is "And there's more!" The website has a photo diary which goes into great detail about all of Jimmy's public appearances at places like Clacton-On-Sea, Bodelwyllan Castle (North Wales) and Bolton. Truly amazing. On his guestbook someone has written "Your one, if not the the greatest comedian of all time (excluding Janette Krankie!) The doctors should prescribe your jokes on the NHS."

I love British light entertainment. It's the best in the world.

1 comment:

Jon said...

Jimmy's website was amazing!

Am I the only person tempted to buy his new CD - 'I'm Dreaming of a Far Off Land'!?

I am? Oh.